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35 Congolese Refugees face Deportation from Kisoro

35 Congolese refugees are facing deportation from Kisoro district for entering Uganda without authorization. The Congolese nationals were arrested in an operation conducted by security operatives in Kisoro town on Thursday.
35 Congolese refugees are facing deportation from Kisoro district for entering Uganda without authorization. The Congolese nationals were arrested in an operation conducted by security operatives in Kisoro town on Thursday.

 

Most of the refugees were netted from Bunagana and Kyanika. Milton Mutabazi Bazanye, Kisoro LC V chairman explains that most of the refugees didn’t report to the reception centers. He says that some of the refugees deliberately dodge the reception centers because of their dubious motives.

Bazanye insist that despite the clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo they will not tolerate refugees who illegally enter the country. Ahmed Doka, Kisoro Resident District Commissioners says government has put up a mechanism of ensuring that the Congolese refugees report to local leaders before they settle into the district.

 

He says that the presence of refugees is a security matter saying security leaders in the district will not just let them settle without authorization. Red Cross and the United Nation Refugees Agency have pleaded for the refugees not to be repatriated in vain.

 

 

Johnson Kyomukama, Kisoro Red Cross branch manager says among those facing repatriation include 19 women, 5 men and six children. Recently several Congolese nationals crossed into Uganda following renewed clashes in DRC.

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